Friday, 9 January 2015

Grant Recipient

Torben Hansen, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Project title

MicrobLiver

Project description

The portal vein transports metabolites produced by the human gut microbiota directly to the liver, and these may play a role in developing several liver diseases. The project will have access to many patients and will comprehensively screen their microbiota, liver and blood. The goal is to build models that describe the gut microbiome–portal vein–liver axis and to identify biomarkers for predicting, preventing and treating metabolic liver diseases.